Dare hails athletes


The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has congratulated Team Nigeria’s athletes to the 2022 Commonwealth Games for posting their best performance ever in Birmingham.

Team Nigeria amassed 12 gold, nine silver and 14 bronze, a total of 35 medals. The gold medal haul is the highest at a single Commonwealth Games by Team Nigeria.

This impressive outing ensured Team Nigeria also finished as the best ranked African country on the medals table, placing seventh.

Dare said, “This is a performance like no other. Many new records were set, old records broken, long standing jinxes of not getting on the podium in some sports were destroyed.

“This sign posts a brighter and better future for Nigerian sports development. I congratulate all our sportsmen and women, not just those that won medals, but all those who competed. I appreciate their sacrifice, commitment, confidence and patriotism.

“I am proud of them, Nigeria is proud of them and I believe that the Nigerian spirit that led them to these performances will lead them to the place of excellence.”